[Beowulf] How do people keep track of computers in your cluster(s)?

Lombard, David N dnlombar at ichips.intel.com
Mon Oct 22 07:14:58 PDT 2007

On Sun, Oct 21, 2007 at 04:26:19PM -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Oct 2007, Bruno Coutinho wrote:
> >dmidecode can be used to gather vendor, serial number and firmware version
> >of bios, processor and motherboard, and the machine as a whole  (if vendor
> >fill it).
> >
> >smartctl can gather this information about disks
> I'll look into seeing if I can integrate some of this into xmlsysd,
> then.  Ideally via a systems call, not a shell call, as the latter has a
> lot of overhead.
>    rgb

Modulo hot-plugging, dmidecode (as well as ownershipd and vpddecode) present
static output.  As smartctl provides some dynamic info, this is more of an

David N. Lombard, Intel, Irvine, CA
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